PC Women Beat Iona

Ken Bell


PC news release…

The Providence College women's basketball team hosted Iona College on
Wednesday, Nov. 28 in Providence, R.I. as a part of Project Providence.
Prior to tip-off, the program held a clinic and educated students from
Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut on health and fitness. The
Friars (2-5) downed Iona (2-4), 70-58, with their third 70+ point game
of the season.

The Friars jumped to an early 9-2 lead over Iona in the first
four minutes of play. The Gaels took the lead at 10:57 (16-15) and held
the advantage over Providence for the remainder of the half, which ended
in a 36-32 Gael lead. Iona held its largest lead of the half with 8:37
remaining (27-19).

Providence outscored the Gaels, 38-22, in the second half. The
score was tied eight times in the first 11 minutes of the half, a layup
from sophomore forward Chanise Baldwin (Pontiac, Mich.) at 8:31 gave the Friars the lead (56-54), which they held for the remainder of the game.

Sophomore guard Tori Rule
(Minneapolis, Minn.) finished with a career high 23 points, converting
on 10-20 of her field goal attempts. Joining Rule in double figures for
the Friars was senior guard Symone Roberts (New Britain, Conn.) and freshman forward Evi Iiskola (Espoo, Finland) with 16 and 10 points, respectively. Iiskola also added 10 rebounds for her first collegiate double-double.

Providence combined for 16 assists and downed 13 of its 18 free
throw attempts (72.2 percent). The Friars shot 28-70 from the field (40
percent) and tallied 36 of their 70 points in the paint. The Friars held
the advantage on the boards, 43-35, with 27 of their rebounds coming
off of the offensive glass.



Providence returns to action on Saturday, Dec. 1 when the Friars travel
to West Hartford, Conn. to take on the Hartford Hawks. Tip-off is
scheduled for 2:00 p.m.